LACERA is governed by the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) and the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). Both laws are contained in the California Government Code.
PEPRA mostly applies to LACERA members who entered the system on or after January 1, 2013, but some PEPRA sections affect legacy members (those who entered the system prior to January 1, 2013).
Plan D members are subject to the following reforms under PEPRA:
- Prohibition of the purchase of additional retirement credit (ARC)
- Pension forfeiture for members convicted of a job-related felony
- 120-day work limitation for retirees returning to temporary County service